Wednesday, February 10, 2010

French Fries

Why do people love french fries so much?

Correction. Why do I love french fries so much--and pizza, and hot wings, and mac and cheese, and all the things that are so bad for me? Why can't I love lima beans, and brussel sprouts, and cabbage? Don't get me wrong. I'm a pretty healthy eater. I LOVE sauteed mushrooms, and broccoli, and salads. But you know what makes a salad great? Cheese. And guess what? Cheese is bad for you.

Why go to the trouble of inventing seven layer chocolate cake? Is it to torture us? Three layers is bad enough, why seven? I have to be honest, I have often wondered why EVERYTHING that tastes good is bad for you. Although it definitely makes identifying what is not healthy very easy. If you like it, it's not good for you. That sucks!

Usually I am very diligent about what I put into my body, but Super Bowl weekend has unleashed a sleeping giant appetite for unhealthy things, and I do not know what to do about it--except feed it.

Please, somebody write and tell me I'm not alone in this. And while you're at it, please, please tell me what foods taste great and are good for you. I'm not expecting ANY answers to that last question. But I can hope.


  1. There is something about french fries, and fried foods that is downright addicting. I hardly ever eat fast food, but I have major cravings for french fries. It's horrible. I can't think of any "healthy" foods that taste good, except for fruit, and you can't eat fruit 24/7.

  2. yum. but it has to be with ketchup which makes it more baaaaad.

  3. I must be weird, because I like french fries straight up. or with this old=school sauce made by a now-defunct fast-food place called The Arctic Circle. They had a sauce for french fries that was made of ketchup and mayo and maybe other subtle ingredients. It was good. Haven't had it for 20 years.

  4. I'm with Velvet. I LOVE ketchup, although that Arctic Circle sauce sounds decadent. If the Arctic Circle sauce tastes as good as you say--it's no good for you. Trust me. You're better off without it.